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Abstract: The author summarizes his very own memories to Jan-Peter Frahm reaching from the late 1980s until today. It also provides an insight why Frahmia, as a new bryological online journal was created..
Abstract: The bryophyte flora of Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan was investigated in 2008 and 2009. A detailed list consisting 62 genera with 94 species is given. Bruchia flexuosa is reported for the second time in Japan.
Abstract: Fissidens brevinervis Broth. was found in Bangalore, Karnataka, India in 2013. It’s the first record for India and extends the distribution range of this species that was only known so far from China and Indonesia. A brief summary of the current status of the bryophyte flora of Bangalore and the Fissidens species of India are provided.
Abstract: The present study is aimed mainly to document the diversity of genus Bryum Hedw. in Peninsular India. During the revision of the genus 26 taxa are distributed in four states (Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu) and one union territory (Goa) of Western Ghats, whereas 8 species reported from 3 states (Andhra Pradesh, parts of Odisha and Tamil Nadu) of Eastern Ghats. Bryum tuberosum Mohamed & Damanhuri is reported for the first time from Shimoga district of Karnataka and B. wightii Mitt. from Munnar (Idukki district) of Kerala.
Abstract: This article presents the diversity of Bryophytes of the lowlands and midlands of the Calicut (Kozhikode) district of Kerala in the Peninsular India. It provides a list of 57 species, mainly from the thickly populated areas.
Abstract: This article presents the Moss (Bryophyta) diversity of Thusharagiri hills in the Western Ghats of Kozhikode district, Kerala, India. A total of 32 species were recorded from a small evergreen patch.
Abstract: The present study is intended primarily to report the diversity of genus Fossombronia Raddi in Nilgiri hills (India). Only 4 species, Fossombronia cristula Austin, F. himalayensis Kashyap, F. pusilla (L.) Dumort., and F. wondraczekii (Corda) Dumort. ex Lindb. have been collected during the recent investigation. Earlier describe species, F. foreaui Udar et Srivastava, from these hills was not found in the few recent collections hence its details is not included in this study.
Abstract: During a small trip in 2002, a total of 24 species of liverworts, both terrestrial and epiphytic, were collected from Tawang and are being described here including Frullania rhystocolea Herzog as new to India and Blasia pusilla L. as new to Arunachal Pradesh, making the first ever recorded account of liverworts of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.
Abstract: This article is an effort to admire the attainments of Professor Suresh Chandra Srivastava in the field of Indian Bryology.
Abstract: During the exploration of the bryophyte flora of Karnataka, India, 2 species belonging to the family of Bruchiaceae, Trematodon longicollis and Trematodon schmidii, were found. Both species are illustrated. An overview about all the 10 species of Bruchiaceae in India, inclusive a key, short description and line drawings are provided
Abstract: Exormotheca ceylonensis, a critically endangered species is reported from Kerala and is described with Photograps.
Abstract: Bryophytes are small non-vascular plants which are very sensitive to narrow variations in environmental conditions and can be considered to be useful bioindicators of local environmental conditions. Althogh their growth is encouraged by constant wetness, stem growth is a vigorous measure which can work as a good proxy for local microclimatic conditions. This is important when faced with the predicted climate change in the Caatinga. Our aim is to validate a trait which is easy to measure and which can act as a local condition proxy in monitoring changes in harsh environments. Based on the Generalized Linear Model (GLM), gametophyte length vs. soil depth, and descriptive statistics, we evaluated the vigor of length measurements as a proxy for local conditions in harsh environments. Soil depth varied as expected for both shallow and deep soil islands. Gametophyte’s length is a trait with high variability in the moss under study and such variation is not correlated with soil depth. The distribution of length values was more aggregated in Campylopus pilifer, with stem length being higher than that seen in the literature for most of the selected gametophytes. We found that length is a poor predictor trait of local conditions in harsh environments. However, our results suggest that soil island can act as proof of harsh environments given that C. pilifer, a pioneer moss, possessed stems which were higher than expected
Abstract: During the exploration of the bryoflora of Karnataka, India one new species of Physcomitrium was discovered and described as new species. Furthermore a synopsis of the family in India, represented by 4 genera, including 13 species of Entosthodon, 7 species of Funaria, 1 species of Loiseaubryum and 12 species of Physcomitrium is given. Funaria excurrentinervis, F. sinuatolimbata, F. subimmarginata, and F. pulchra are transferred to the genus Entosthodon.
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